Collaborate to create
Monday 29 – Wednesday 31 March 2021
UAL Creative Hack is an exciting online event helping you to develop your entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills – with the opportunity to win a substantial cash prize.
Collaborating with other UAL students and graduates, you will create solutions to major challenges addressing London, linked to 4 themes of Environment, Technology, Creative Industries and Health. By the end of the Creative Hack, your team will have generated ideas that could make the UK's capital a better place to live, work and visit.
Across 3 fast-paced days there will be workshops, mentoring, access to industry experts, and amazing key note speakers to inspire you and help develop your business solution.
- 1st place team = £1,500 split and distributed equally per team member
- 2nd place team = £500 split and distributed equally per team member
Any business idea your team creates can be entered into The Mayor’s Entrepreneur Programme – a prestigious annual competition with 5 prizes of £20,000 per winning team. This event is open to all UAL students and graduates (up to 2 years).
Criteria to attend:
- You must be able to attend all 3 days of the event (29 – 31 March)
- You must be a current UAL student or have graduated in the last 2 years (after July 2019)
No experience is necessary for you to apply, just a creative and collaborative attitude!
The deadline to apply is midnight Sunday 28 February. You will be told whether your application has been successful by 5.30pm Monday 8 March.
UAL Creative Hack is being delivered as part of the StART Entrepreneurship Project (StART). StART is a collaboration between University of the Arts London (UAL) , the Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD) to support the professional development of students within the creative arts.
Established in 2020 following a significant grant from the Office for Students and Research England, StART will enrich the entrepreneurial education provided at the three world-leading institutions via new and enhanced tuition and a range of knowledge exchange activities.
The ambition of the StART Entrepreneurship Project is to help students to develop the necessary skills and real-world experience to build successful and sustainable careers, while researching and sharing best practice with the Arts Education sector.